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Driver Denny Hamlin listens a member of his team talks before practice, Friday, July 11, 2014 in Loudon, N.H., for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Race race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. (AP Photo/Cheryl Senter)

NASCAR suspends Hamlin crew chief Grubb 6 races

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – NASCAR suspended Denny Hamlin’s crew chief and car chief yesterday for six races because the Joe Gibbs Racing entry failed inspection following his third-place finish at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Darian Grubb and Wesley Sherrill were both suspended through the Sept. 6 race at Richmond. Grubb, the crew chief, was also fined $125,000. It strips Hamlin of two … 0

Harvick grabs yet another pole with big run at Indy

Saturday, July 26, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS – Kevin Harvick once again dominated a NASCAR qualifying session, setting a new Indianapolis Motor Speedway track record to win the pole for the Brickyard 400. Harvick turned a lap at 188.470 mph yesterday to claim his Sprint Cup Series-best fourth pole of the season. Harvick beat the track record of 187.531 … 0

RTA could help NASCAR and teams communicate better on key issues

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – There is no clearer example of the disconnect between NASCAR and its teams then the fight earlier this year over the procedures to cool cars down during qualifying. NASCAR refused to allow the use of cooling boxes, so teams had jerry-rigged a system that created a dangerous on-track situation for … 0

Patriots’ Edelman to drive pace car at NHMS

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Julian Edelman does it all for the New England Patriots. A highly-productive receiver and return man since joining the team as a seventh-round pick in 2009, Edelman even saw action on defense in 2011. On Sunday, he’ll take … 0

NASCAR’s decision to cut Daytona race short a wise one

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

When the sky opened for a third time during the rain-rescheduled race at Daytona, and teams pulled out car covers to wait out the weather, it seemed the right time for NASCAR to put the Coke Zero 400 … 0

9 top NASCAR team owners form Race Team Alliance

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The top nine teams in NASCAR have for the first time formed a single entity to collaborate on initiatives and issues facing their sport. The Race Team Alliance was announced yesterday, and Michael Waltrip Racing co-owner Rob Kauffman was elected chairman. The goals of the … 0

France: NASCAR to discuss changes to 2015 schedule

Sunday, July 6, 2014

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR Chairman Brian France said “robust” discussion will go into setting the 2015 schedule. A revamped format to the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship this season coupled with NBC taking over the second … 0

NASCAR to mull qualifying changes at plate races

Saturday, July 5, 2014

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – That strange qualifying session at Daytona International Speedway might end up being a one-time thing. NASCAR executive Robin Pemberton said rules could be tweaked to prevent teams from trying to scheme ways to post … 0

Gilliland lands pole for Coke Zero 400 at Daytona

Friday, July 4, 2014

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – David Gilliland won the pole for the Sprint Cup race tonight at Daytona International Speedway after rain shortened qualifying. Gilliland’s top speed during a hectic, cat-and-mouse qualifying session was 199.322 mph. The top 24 drivers yesterday in the first knockout stage were supposed to … 0

Drew Bonifant: Road to the Chase is a road course for Ambrose

Sunday, June 22, 2014

This is the point in the season Marcos Ambrose has been waiting for. From the moment NASCAR announced the change to its Chase for the Sprint Cup format, putting an emphasis on wins rather than accumulated points, the … 0

Victory-starved no more, Earnhardt Jr. seeks a winning streak

Saturday, June 14, 2014

BROOKLYN, Mich. – Dale Earnhardt Jr. snapped a long losing streak when he won at Michigan International Speedway two years ago. How much have times changed? A victory this week would give NASCAR’s most popular driver a winning … 0

Montoya: “I have a really good shot at winning” Indy

Sunday, May 25, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS – Juan Pablo Montoya stormed onto the national scene in 1999 as a brash and fearless rookie who didn’t hesitate to go wheel-to-wheel with the biggest names. The 23-year-old Montoya backed down from no one, didn’t hesitate … 0

NASCAR’s Scott, Elliott elected to Hall of Fame

Thursday, May 22, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Wendell Scott earned a second NASCAR first yesterday: He became the first African-American driver to be elected to the NASCAR Hall of Fame. The late driver from Virginia was among the latest group of five … 0

Chase Elliott finally set to graduate high school

Friday, May 16, 2014

DES MOINES, Iowa – For many veteran NASCAR drivers, balancing a career while raising kids is a huge challenge. Chase Elliott? He has risen to the top of NASCAR’s Nationwide Series while dealing with the responsibilities that come … 0

Keselowski shows again that he’s not playing nice

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – It’s apparently beat-up Brad Keselowski day, and he’s okay with that. The 2012 NASCAR champion has pretty thick skin, so he can handle the barbs hurled his way since his poor showing Sunday at Talladega … 0